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Garrya fremontii

Garrya fremontii Torr.

Bearbrush, Fremont's Silk Tassel

Garryaceae (Silk Tassel Family)

Synonym(s): Garrya fremontii var. laxa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.
Fruit: Dark blue to black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Rocky slopes, volcanic slopes, serpentine, chaparral, oak-pine, yellow pine, and mixed conifer-Arbutus woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Garrya fremontii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Garrya fremontii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Garrya fremontii


Record Modified: 2020-05-14
Research By: CBR

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